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Cloud Forward: What’s New and Next in Cloud

Posted by Satish Reddy

Jan 29, 2016 12:22:00 PM

Cloud_Forward_Whats_Next_and_New.jpgAfter a period of avoiding the Cloud with security concerns, the financial-services industry is coming around.

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Topics: Cloud

5 Steps to Success with Cloud

Posted by Satish Reddy

Jan 22, 2016 4:16:11 PM

legacy_modernization_-_success_with_cloud.jpgBack in the early dot-com days, if you wanted to build an application or a site, you would make significant investments to buy hardware and software and hope you succeeded. Today, if you said you needed funds for hardware, an investor would laugh you out of the room.

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Topics: Cloud, Legacy Integration, Legacy Modernization

5 Trends Emerging as Cloud Changes IT Departments

Posted by Satish Reddy

Jan 7, 2016 3:44:40 PM

How_Cloud_is_Changing_the_IT_Workforce.jpgChanges in technology can have a lot of unexpected results. Things that could not necessarily be foreseen in their early days: super qualified, wise shoppers trained by the use of the Internet. Quicker pace in business environments led by the onset of email.

 

The Cloud will be no different – we are only starting to see what results may come, writes Paul Gillin for CIO magazine.

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Topics: Cloud, Recent News, Modernize your IT, Legacy Apps, Leadership

5 Reasons Why IoT is the Future

Posted by Satish Reddy

Dec 28, 2015 4:43:53 PM

5_Reasons_Why_IoT_is_the_Future.jpgBehind enterprise mobility management , the Internet of Things is a super hot topic right now.

The interconnectivity of so many devices and the data in them is something that business leaders can rely on to help them become a future-oriented organization, Scott Steinberg points out in an article for Mobile Business Insights.

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Topics: Cloud, Enterprise Mobility, Modernize your IT, Customer Experience

Be Smart When Moving Legacy Applications

Posted by Satish Reddy

Dec 4, 2015 2:00:42 PM

Cloud.jpgA recent study by IDG Enterprise notes that half of all Cloud investments are being made by IT departments performing SaaS deployments.

 

But, the “lift and shift”methods that are traditional may not be the best way for most, writes Joanie Wexler for CIO.

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Topics: Cloud, SaaS, Legacy Apps, Data Migration

How to Modernize Legacy Apps for Hybrid Cloud

Posted by Satish Reddy

Nov 16, 2015 9:00:00 AM

How_to_Modernize_Legacy_Apps_for_Hybrid_CloudMore than a third of enterprises will have at least half of their applications on a cloud platform by the end of 2017, and the ramp-up toward migrating such huge amounts of applications to the hybrid cloud has many implications.

Which applications should be moved? What about those more than a decade old?

 

Hybrid clouds are desirable because they allow movement of information between public and private cloud platforms. For example, a company’s big data application that requires expensive storage systems may run more cost effectively on a public cloud, while sensitive data may be better to remain on a private cloud.

 

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Topics: Cloud, SaaS, Enterprise Mobility, Modernize your IT

Is It Time to Worry About Application Modernization?

Posted by Satish Reddy

Nov 12, 2015 5:28:20 PM

Is_It_Time_to_Worry_About_Application_ModernizationIs it time to worry about application modernization?

 

A recent article in Forbes makes the argument that yes, in many cases, it really is.

 

Converting outdated legacy applications into new versions for cloud, mobile and digital-ready is something that is closer than the horizon.

 

Still, the choice of which software is facing its time is an important consideration.

 

Some legacy software is still performing well for the tasks for which it was created.  For others, modernization is an idea whose time has come – but rip and replace is never necessary, Forbes writes.  Many factors must be weighed carefully.

 

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Topics: Cloud, SaaS, Enterprise Mobility, Modernize your IT

How Moving To Cloud Will Change The Way You Do Business Forever

Posted by Satish Reddy

May 27, 2014 4:15:34 PM

migrating_to_cloudIt has been argued that cloud computing is the most innovative game-changer for businesses since the inception of the Internet. The cloud has changed the way that individuals interact and share ideas. As an example, Professor Yochai Benker of Harvard Law School uses the phrase "commons-based peer production" to describe the wave of collaborative projects in which a large number of people provide their creative energies to fill a need. Without cloud computing and the Internet, such projects would be extremely more difficult, if not impossible. While migrating or moving to cloud becomes even more widespread, it has the potential to change many aspects of life -- including the way that companies do business, especially in the following five ways.

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Topics: Cloud, Enterprise Mobility

What Shakespeare Can Teach You About Cloud Based Apps

Posted by Satish Reddy

Apr 16, 2014 1:54:00 PM

Cloud_ServicesI’m going to go out on a literary limb here and say that I think if Shakespeare were alive today, he’d be in the cloud. He’d be using cloud-based word processing software for its convenience and access to the latest versions. He’d also want the assurance his works would be easily accessible when he was at the Old Globe, so he’d opt for cloud-based document storage as well. I fully understand that Shakespeare, who was born in 1564, was more than 400 years ahead of the personal computer-- even type writers didn’t come on the scene until 1868. But if you critically examine Shakespeare’s work, you can see he was already in to cloud computing back in the 16th century.

As Rhodes Lewis writes in his essay in the Oxford Journal, “Shakespeare’s Clouds and the Image Made by Chance” the Bard wrote about the ”inconstant cloud,” using the cloud as a symbol of something given to change. There can be no argument that the cloud has changed technology and the way we work.

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Topics: Cloud

Why ERP is moving to cloud and why customers are ready for it?

Posted by Satish Reddy

Mar 3, 2014 7:44:00 PM

Cloud_ERPJust a few years ago, the prevailing attitude about ERP and the cloud among most IT managers and professionals was “‘no how – no way.” In “Why you should Move Your ERP into the Cloud” IT professional and cloud computing blogger Olafur Ingthorsson points out that traditionally Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems were considered the ‘software crown jewels.’ Albeit large, bulky and expensive, they sat directly in the center of a company’s core business. As a result, IT considered the cloud a threat to these indispensable systems whose vital task was to keep the company going.

But times have changed and many companies are taking a new look at cloud-based ERP. The successful migration of other corporate systems to the cloud has been a contributing factor. Most of the impetus, however, comes from the failure of ERP systems to keep up with changing customer needs.

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Topics: Cloud